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Google to pay $170 million for YouTube child privacy breaches

Google to pay $170 million for YouTube child privacy breaches

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September 5, 2019

WASHINGTON — Google’s YouTube agreed on Wednesday to pay a $170 million fine and limit ads on kids’ videos to settle claims that the company violated children’s privacy laws. The world’s largest video-sharing site agreed to pay the fine, which is a record for a children’s privacy case, t...

It’s hard to be Made in America

It’s hard to be Made in America

March 16, 2017

ELMA, N.Y. — When you stroll the aisles of the Made in America Store, you might notice a conspicuous absence. There is not a single item for sale that requires a battery or a plug. That is because no electronics meet the strict guidelines of an emporium that stocks only products 100 percent made i...

Privacy Groups Urge FTC To Probe Facebook’s Deal To Buy WhatsApp

Privacy Groups Urge FTC To Probe Facebook’s Deal To Buy WhatsApp

March 6, 2014

By Jessica Guynn Los Angeles Times (MCT) SAN FRANCISCO — The Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy are urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp. The privacy groups are a...

Tighter online privacy rules for preteens proposed

Jim Puzzanghera, Jessica Guynn (MCT)

September 15, 2011

WASHINGTON — Many preteens have dived into the expanding worlds of social networks and smartphone apps, but federal rules designed to protect their privacy are still in the era of Web portals and flip phones. Now, regulators want an update. The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday proposed tougher...

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